Most Advanced Guided Missile Destroyer “Mormugao” Launched


The most Advanced Guided Missile Stealth Destroyer ‘Mormugao’ of  Indian Navy was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba’s wife Reena at a function at Mazagaon Docks.

“Mormugao” Indian Navy

“Mormugao” Indian Navy

“Mormugao” Indian Navy

Key Facts

  • It is named after the Mormugao port of Goa, the home State of Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
  • Government-run Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd and belongs to Visakhapatnam class of ships has jointly constricted this under Project 15B.
  • Mormugao has capacity of 7,300 tons displacement with maximum speed of over 30 knots.
  • It also has facility to fit the Barak-8 long-range missiles.
  • It has vessel which is fitted with multi-mission radar for surveillance with medium range air and surface surveillance radar and other advanced electronic warfare and decoys.
  • It also has surface-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air missiles and anti-submarine rocket launchers.
  • It can carry two anti-submarine warfare helicopters.

About Project 15B

  • Union Government had certified four 15B ships at the cost of 29,700 crore rupees in 2011 to develop a stealth guided missile destroyers for the Indian Navy with modern warships equipment’s and latest weapons package in continuation of lineage of the highly successful Delhi and Kolkata Class ships.
  • The first ship of the project, guided-missile destroyer ’Visakhapatnam’   was launched on April 20, 2015 and four more stealth destroyers would be constructed in 2020-2024 by MDL.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 20, 2016